Once you meet Tammy, you may find it surprising that working in the wine industry was not her original career choice. Instead, after she earned her college degree, she worked for several years in marketing while she was busy raising her family. Her career pivot came later after a life changing experience of living abroad in Hong Kong for 3 years.
When she returned home to Windsor, CA in July of 2014 she brought with her an appreciation for people, their stories and different cultures. With her youngest off to college, she wanted to find a way to continue working with people. She only decided to step into the vulnerability of a new career path when a friend recommended she consider working in the Sonoma County wine industry. Later, that same year, she began that journey as a hospitality host. It didn’t take very long for her abilities to be recognized and earn her a promotion to Tasting Room Manager. She spent more than 5 years in this role at Amista Vineyards, while establishing a reputation for developing strong teams and great relationships with club members.
Once you meet Tammy, you will find she approaches her work with a zest for life and a full heart! Family and friends are her passion, and that extends to her guests with her commitment to excellence in service and making them feel at home – like family. Those qualities plus her warmth and knowledge of wine are just a few of the many traits that made her the perfect choice to join the Sonoma-Cutrer team in 2022 as our Tasting Room Manager.
Whether it is getting to know club members or simply experiencing the beauty of Sonoma-Cutrer with a first-time visitor, she loves sharing our winery’s rich history, our wines and looks forward to being part of creating more fun ways for guests to enjoy our gorgeous property.